Last spring, storms and freezing weather that killed the early blooms and pollens the bee rely on the get the hives going, set up up for a difficult season with limited supplies of honey. We're making plans to set up for a solid year in 2024 and thank everyone for your continued support.Continue reading
Spring is the time for beekeepers to assess wintertime losses and get the bee hives ready. Making sure the bees and their hives are healthy and strong - and don't swarm - can be daunting tasks, especially in North Carolina where spring weather can be very fickle.Continue reading
The warm weather that usually comes with spring signals the queen and the hive to ramp up activity in preparation for gathering nectar, though it can often be a risky season too, and a time when hives are lost if not managed properly.
Tulip Poplar trees, also known as the fiddle tree or yellow poplar, are a majestic hardwood which dominates Appalachia. Nectar from their spectacular, tulip-shaped flowers results in a dark amber honey with deep, robust flavor.Continue reading
Up here in the mountains of North Carolina, we insulate our bee hives with bee cozies, to maximize warmth and winter survivability, which leads to stronger, healthier hives in the spring.Continue reading